Seven men have been arrested in connection with the murders of a couple whose bodies were found in a rubber estate at Km48, Jalan Ulu Yam Lama.
Selangor deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said police believed they had solved the case within a week of the murder following the recovery two machetes said to be the murder weapons.
It is learnt that the weapons were recovered on Wednesday near the Selangor Rasa River about 1km away from where the bodies were found.
“We arrested five suspects, including the main suspects, between 5pm and 8pm in Kampung Batang Kali on Sept 30,
“In a follow-up operation, we arrested another two men in Kampung Rasa on Oct 3,” he said at the Selangor police headquarters yesterday.
Initial investigations revealed the motive for the murders was a misunderstanding between the deceased Ramasandram Letchagan, 56, and the suspects.
Ramasandram and his wife Pakiam Angamutu, 51, both rubber tappers, were found murdered on Sept 28 with multiple slash wounds on their faces.
Ramasandram's right hand was chopped and several fingers on his left hand were severed.
His wife suffered similar injuries and also had her nose cut off.
The couple's motorcycle was found near the scene of the crime.